Whip up a bandana scarf in no time! Using a granny square pattern makes it a quick crochet, and an easy to follow pattern
The first crochet pattern I ever learned was a granny stitch blanket. I was in junior high and a friend was taking a home economics class where they were learning crochet. Her big project was to make a granny stitch blanket. If you’ve ever crocheted a blanket, you know they take a LONG time. (Which is why I question my sanity when I look at the queen size crochet blanket sitting on my bed. It’s so big I can tuck it in!)
I wasn’t in that home economics class but I was fascinated by the stitching and asked her to show me how to do the stitches. I didn’t know the names of the stitches I was making but I really enjoyed helping her work on that blanket. It was several more years, after I had the twins, that I learned how to crochet in honest. I learned the names of all the stitches and how to read patterns.
I’ve played with a lot of stitch patterns, but there is still something that always draws me to the granny stitch. It just feels, cozy. And cozy is what I really want when it gets cold (or at least cool in Texas). Right now we are in the midst of some endless fall rain storms and cool cloudy weather. The perfect time to stitch up a quick Granny Square Bandana Scarf!
A bandana scarf is essentially a really wide triangle. This pattern is really only two rows. The first row is foundational, the second row is repeated for the remaining duration of the scarf. That’s it! If you want you can change colors, like I did, but you could also use one color throughout.
I used the variegated color to start and then switched to a matching gray. I finished with two rows of the variegated yarn.
Throughout the pattern you are making clusters of stitches that consist of 3 double crochets. There is a 1 chain space in between each cluster. The bottom point of the bandana scarf is shaped by a group of 3 chains.
Each row increases the scarf by 2 clusters. The beginning and end of each row are marked by a single double crochet. This creates the space for the new clusters each round. And creates the stretched triangle shape.
Granny Stitch Bandana Scarf
- DK weight yarn (or weight of your choosing)
- Crochet hook to match yarn weight
Begin with a magic loop.
Row 1: Chain 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1). Inside magic loop work 3 dc, ch3, 3 dc, ch1, 1 dc. Turn work.
Row 2: Chain 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1). In chain 1 space from previous round make 3 dc, chain 1. In center chain 3 space make 3 dc, chain 3, 3 dc, chain 1. In next chain 1 space make 3 dc, chain 1. 1 dc. Turn work.
Row 3-end: Repeat Row 2! Work the cluster of dc in each chain 1 space, make sure to include the dc at the beginning and end of the row, and work the chain 3 space in the center.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Because the scarf repeats the same round over and over it’s really easy to make the scarf any size you’d like! Stitch fewer rows for a child or more rows to create a more drape-y shawl.
Next up is a Granny Stitch Hat!
Want more Granny Stitch Goodness? Make sure to check out my easy Granny Stitch Crochet Bag.